Village of isolated tribe filmed from the air

Village of isolated tribe filmed from the air

The Network published a unique photograph of the settlement of the Brazilian Yanomami, made from the air.

The footage shows the dwelling of one of the tribal communities, so-called shabono — placed in the circle of straw boards, under each of which is one family. In the center of the circle, under the open sky, are the inhabitants of the settlement, with interest looking at the aircraft. Photos of the village, located near the border with Venezuela, publishes The Independent.

The Yanomami tribe (or Yanomamo), numbering about 35,000 members, dwellings which are scattered in an area of 9.6 million hectares, is one of the most isolated in the world. Contacts with the outside world are minimized.

Yanomami perceive all people as their distant relatives who speak distorted Yanomami languages, not dividing them into Nations. Identity happens in the village, the Yanomami do not consider themselves as belonging to a common group. Community ties of kinship and marriages between families.

Middle-aged men have the political and religious authority. Each village has a chief, but among the leaders of the hierarchy. A recognized leader who has political power and is able to settle disputes both within the village and between communities. Usually the election occurs under the agreement Mature men.

The Yanomami live in villages with their children and relatives. The population of the village in most cases ranged from 40 to 300 people. It is estimated that in the village, caught in the photo, can accommodate about 100 people.See alsoButtermilk without Roger. Who lives in the famous village?

Under the roof of the shabono of the home separated by load-bearing pillars. Due to the fact that all building materials are of vegetable origin, such housing gradually deteriorates due to heavy rain, wind and insects; every four to six years, the Yanomami were divided into groups and founded new villages. In the 1990-ies of the informants reported that the Yanomami stopped building shabono and live in separate huts. However, as you can see, it is not.

The mainstay of this nation is slash and burn agriculture, the cultivation of bananas, picking fruit, hunting and fishing. Periodically people are removed from the depleted soil and move to a new location.

Officially, the tribe is under the protection of the government. However, the natives are often exposed to danger from the gangs of illegal gold miners.